Zlata about her new album: “For my third album for Piano Classics I chose the complete Etudes-tableaux by Rachmaninoff, music close to my heart. I always feel immensely fortunate to perform these masterpieces of a composer whom I whole heartedly adore. Rachmaninoff composed most of his works, including the Etudes-tableaux, at his family estate in Ivanovka, 600 km south of Moscow – he returned there each summer for more than twenty years, a habit only put to an end by his emigration in 1917. I visited his house there this August to absorb its special atmosphere, and to experience the inspiration and magical spirit which must have made this incredibly peaceful land such a joy and place of refuge for him. It is a great privilege to be able to experience these worlds that the Tableaux present, full of emotional poetry, romantic beauty, painful tragedy, darkness and light, and a boundless love for Russia.” Zlata Chochieva’s discography includes two CDs with “Piano Classics” Label. Her recording of Rachmaninov’s Variation on a Theme of Chopin and First Sonata received outstanding reviews in several prestigious classical music magazines including “Gramophone”, “Fono Forum” (5 star review) and “Piano News”.